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Faith Community Baptist Church, in the month of July to August, will be sending out its 5,700-odd Warriors to bless 100,000 people in our community. I am honoured to be one of these 5,700-odd warriors that will go in God’s glory.

Father God in Heaven, I like to pray that You will bless Your warriors with the courage to approach others to pray a blessing for them, the perseverance to carry on despite rejections and Your wisdom to pray with the right words. I pray that the campaign will be a roaring success with more than a 100,000 people blessed. I pray that Your touch will be with the people being blessed, may their hearts open up to Your Grace and Salvation. Amen!

This is an invitation to anyone reading this. If you have a need or a problem in your life right now, you are more than welcomed to ask me to pray a blessing for you. Please provide me your name, contact and specific thing to pray for. After praying, I will correspond with you to check if the prayer is answered.

Here’s some of the blessings you can ask for

  1. Health
  2. Protection
  3. Inner Peace
  4. Family Harmony
  5. Financial Freedom
  6. Progress in Career
  7. Friendships and Relationships
  8. Wisdom and Intelligence
  9. Direction for the Future
  10. Forgiveness
  11. Eternal Life
  12. Fullness of the Holy Spirit

It’s just this simple. Your need or problem will be kept confidential. No obligations at all. I won’t drag you to church with me. We just want to bless you with God’s goodness in this joyous season of God’s visitation. Anyone can ask for a blessing, whether you are Christian or not. God Bless!

Sinned

Posted on: May 15, 2007

I have sinned… Sinned so badly and explicitly… I attended the Towards Outstanding Performance Prize Giving Ceremony today. The ceremony, held every semester, awards students who have topped their modules and levels.

I arrived at LT68E half an hour early and saw many people dressed to their top. Business shirt, pants and shoes. I was only in a business shirt, jeans and canvas shoes. I didn’t dress up because I was afraid I might overdress…

Since I was under-dressed, I didn’t pay any attention to my behaviour… I went for the ceremony with sloppy hair and sat in my seat like I can’t be bothered… I think everyone who saw me had a bad impression of me…

After the ceremony, I came out to greet and talk to a few lecturers. I talked to Mr Pang Kok Meng, Mrs Yong Bee Leng, Mr Andre Lee, Mrs Annie Chiu, Miss Audrey Lee and Miss Karen Quah. The whole time, I was just bragging and complaining about this and that… I think it kind of annoyed them all, especially Miss Quah…

What was I doing?! Father God, forgive me! I should not have claim all honour for myself. I should not have been unappreciative of what you have given me. When will I ever become more humble and sensible?

Satan succeeded by suggesting me to brag and complain but God triumphed using my fall to make me realise how arrogant I am. God is in us but Satan is everywhere we are. We have to constantly be on guard.

We are certainly not perfect and may never be perfect either. It’s only through Lord Jesus, may we be cleansed and forgiven by God’s grace. I thank God for His forgiveness and pray that I will mature from these every day events. I definitely have lots more to learn…

Spider-Man 3

Posted on: May 5, 2007

Just came back from Spider-Man 3 with Zhi Kai at Causeway Point. I had booked 3 tickets but Hui Jin couldn’t make it because she’s having high fever. We attempted to sell the extra ticket through the Box Office but wasn’t able to so we shared her extra ticket’s cost.

Let me rate it first. 2/5 for the first hour or so because I was hoping for an intermission… 5/5 for the rest. The whole movie basically revolved around how much being self-centred, self absorbing, power greedy and vengeful can do. It also shows power of forgiveness, truth, love and friendship.

Light and Darkness

The 2 scenes at the church was especially grabbing. Peter Parker had lost himself to Venom. He was hurting everyone around him, including Mary Jane and Harry. Upon hitting Mary Jane, the Holy Spirit opened his eyes once again. He knew he had to un-bond Venom. He wanted forgiveness and did what he told Eddie Brock (latter Venom), get a religion. Peter went to a church and with God’s and the church bells’ help managed to separate Venom from him.

Downstairs at the worship hall, Eddie Brock prayed to Jesus…

“It’s Brock sir, Edward Brock Jr. I’m here humbled and humiliated to ask you for one thing… I want you to kill Peter Parker!”

His wish was granted but by Satan. The un-bonded Venom came upon him… Do you see Satan was just beside Jesus Christ? Do you see Satan doing his work right in the body of God, the Church? Eddie prayed in a Church but received Satan, not Christ. We mustn’t let our guards down on our enemy. Such ill feelings Eddie had, brought him no nearer to God but to Satan.

Vengeance, Truth and Forgiveness

In the movie, vengeance was a big part. Peter wants to revenge for Uncle Ben. Harry wants to revenge for his father. Flint Marko wants to revenge for Spider-man’s interference to save his daughter. Bearing vengeance is such sin that blinds us from the truth. Such sins can also destroy fellowships like between Harry and Peter. When truths unveil themselves, we finally realise our huge mistakes and ask for forgiveness. Had we tried to know the truth, forgive and not bear such deep hate and vengeance, there won’t be so much conflicts…

Mary Jane Watson,

“We’ve all done terrible things to each other, but we have to forgive each other. Or everything we ever were will mean nothing.”

Friendship, Fellowship and Sacrifice

Later on at the showdown between Spider-man and Goblin vs Venom and Sandman, it showed how much friendship and fellowship meant in times of crisis. The scenes where Peter and Harry worked hand in hand to fight against their common enemy, Satan, who had blinded Flint and Eddie with sins…

Harry intercepted Venom’s death dealing stab on Peter shows how we should put others before us, like how Jesus died for us and our sins…

I loved the conclusion by Harry a lot.

“Life is really about choices you make.”

Father God, I asked if I am saved… I accepted Christ so that I commit myself to a certain Law. Your Law. I thought I needed a commitment so that I can grow spiritually and improve my character… I think that isn’t the way…

What we were supposed to do is, put You above us. Your work before ours. Your purpose above ours. Growing spiritually and improving character are just by-products. Your blessings, protection and eternal life are just Your promises to fulfil Your Purpose for us.

Thank you for speaking to me, Father! Fulfilling Your purpose for me should have been my foremost priority. It’s not about personal spiritual growth or character improvement but about Your purpose! I shouldn’t have put my own purpose above yours. Father, I want to surrender myself to You, to do Your work and Your purpose for me! Father, let me be part of Your cosmic purpose!

Yesterday at Church of Singapore (Bukit Timah), Pastor Daniel preached about the Signs of End Times. With references to Matthew 24:3-8, Daniel 12:1-4, Acts 1:6-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:3, 2 Peter 3:10 and Zechariah 14:12-15.

What impacted me the most is that we are so near to Apocalypse, Rapture, Judgement. We have so little time left and so many others who are not saved. What’s worst is many have not come to know of our Lord Jesus.

When I say to a wicked man, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.
Ezekiel 3:18-19

To non-believers, we have come in good faith. It is truly our duty to share the Gospel. That’s as much we can do to keep you informed of the one and only God, who is the God of Love but also the God of Justice.

As much as how God left us freewill, we will leave you, receivers of our sharing, the freewill… However we want the best for you and that’s why we will share the Gospel as much as we can. We sincerely hope you understand and come to know more about our one and only God.

I cannot believe that I actually have so many people in mind that I would like to share the Gospel with. My family, friends and closed ones… Father, I pray that you will draw them close to you and you will give me the courage and charisma to share your good news to them. Amen!

In no sequential order,

Experience 1

I went to Church of Singapore, Bukit Timah today. Hui Jin said a few cell members needed some encouragement and would like me to share my testimony.

During cell, Sean asked us to talk about our experiences with God. I shared about how God preplanned my Salvation by making it possible for Jasmine, Denise and me to go on the same study trip, acquaintance each other, build our friendships with religious discussions and eventually my Salvation.

Experience 2

I had dinner prepared at home and was supposed to leave for home after cell but I did not. I guess God has a purpose for me. When I wanted to leave, I went into the Cafe where Hui Jin and Wee Huat were sharing to 3 ex-Kranjians about Christianity. Ying Chong, Sharon and Eric.

They share my doubt about God. About why only Christians are granted Eternal Life when God is so perfect and so loving. I shared with them “My Answer!”.

God fills me up when I am doing His work. I am honoured and thank God for His trust in me to do His work. I feel good that I helped clear their doubt and is part of their journey to Salvation.

Father, since you have drawn them close, I pray that you will open up their hearts and they will come to know and acknowledge Jesus as their Saviour. Amen!

Experience 3

A friend wrote me a card congratulating my Salvation. She quoted Matthew 7 .

Ask, Seek, Knock
7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Relating to “My Answer!” again, I asked the same question for years and I seek the answer for years. I came knocking on His door recently, in less than a week, I received and found the answer to my biggest doubt about God.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
– Matthew 6:33

If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
– 1 Chronicles 28:9

My Answer!

Posted on: April 8, 2007

I always had a huge doubt with a certain Christian belief. That only believers will be entitled to Eternal Life. I always had a problem believing it. Since God is the One and Only, whatever the non-believers are praying to is actually nothing… Since they are worshipping nothing, Our ever loving and forgiving God would bring them back home, to His Kingdom, together with all of us.

Today, I was surfing the Internet. I visited ChristianAnswers.Net, a website my cousin recommended me. I surfed around the site and came across this article, “Does Christianity need to develop a new Gospel adapted to today’s world?“.

I wasn’t particularly looking for any answer but God led me to the answer to my biggest doubt. That moment, I experienced enlightenment. I couldn’t stop thanking God and praising the Lord. I was overwhelmed throughout that several hours and am still overjoyed! He’s just amazing!

Below’s the extract from the article that answered my doubt. If you have time, do read the article as well.

The gospel does seem contrary to natural human reasoning. The natural man tends to think either in terms of materialism (that is, that the present life is all there is and therefore no one is really “saved”), or universalism (that is, that all people will somehow eventually be saved), or moral relativism (that is, that those who are saved are saved by their good works, and those who are not saved are lost for lack of good works).

To people who reason as above, the gospel of Christ does seem unreasonable,

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him” (1 Corinthians 2:14).

Nevertheless, the false gospels proposed by men are utterly inadequate.

  • Materialism denies that God is a God of love and wisdom, and in effect says that nothing has real meaning or purpose.
  • Universalism ignores the holiness and justice of God, supposing that He will not punish sin and ultimately settle all accounts.
  • Moral relativism assumes there is no objective moral standard in the universe, against which all decisions and actions must be measured and thus that any divine decisions as to a person’s destiny is merely capricious.

None of these human philosophies are really satisfying, either intellectually or spiritually. Therefore, none of them will offer a man a confident hope for eternity.

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